- More than half of the home decoration fires in December are started by candles
- The top 3 days for home candle fires are Christmas Day, New Year's Day and New Year's Eve
- Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that burns
- Use flameless candles near flammable materials
- Do not place trees in areas that block hallways, exit ways, or doors
- A heat source too close to the Christmas Tree causes 1 in every 4 winter fires
- Do not have any open flames (candles, lanterns, kerosene heaters, and gas-fired heaters) near the tree or any other flammable material.
- Make sure heating ducts are off or pointed away from the tree to avoid drying out the tree.
- Check the tree's water level daily, make sure there is enough water to submerge the fresh cut section of the trunk
- Remove the tree from your home when it is dry
- Don't overload the outlet
- Only connect up to the maximum set of lights found on the box
- Replace warn or broken cords or loose bulbs
- Use outdoor rated extension cords outside
Keep all flammable materials at least three feet from the heat!